I’m a little nervous about a Wye Oak album with no guitar. Okay, a LOT. I mean, Wye Oak without guitar is just…I have no idea what it is. But friends, this is how you approach artistic risk. Says lead vocalist, Jen Wasner:

"There is more at stake then whether my feelings get hurt or not," Wasner says, anticipating some measure of blowback from fans. "We’ve been touring in this band, making a living off of it since Civilian and we are very fortunate that that has been the case, but we’re both very aware that it could totally go away. But I like what I’m doing enough that I’m confident I will still love it even if people don’t like it. I feel that strongly about it. I don’t think there is any amount of hate and vitriol and backlash that could make me not love it.”

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aprilynnepike:

thepierglass:

This photo series of ballet dancers in random situations, by Jordan Matter, is stunning, in large part because removing the context of performance highlights just how astonishing ballet dance really is. It’s the difference between looking at a group of tall buildings and looking at a skyscraper in the middle of a suburban subdivision. 
And YES, I was contractually obliged by the Tumblarians Guild to share this one, of dancer Michelle Fleet at the New York Public Library reading room.

You know what I loved about this set of pics? (please do click the link and scroll through!!) Seeing different ethnic backgrounds creeping into a traditionally Caucasian-dominated art-form. Still dominated? Sure, but the way we start is by … starting. 
So very beautiful!!

What a great collection. It’s remarkable just how little it takes to make our mundane existence suddenly seem magical. If you’re open to it.

aprilynnepike:

thepierglass:

This photo series of ballet dancers in random situations, by Jordan Matter, is stunning, in large part because removing the context of performance highlights just how astonishing ballet dance really is. It’s the difference between looking at a group of tall buildings and looking at a skyscraper in the middle of a suburban subdivision. 

And YES, I was contractually obliged by the Tumblarians Guild to share this one, of dancer Michelle Fleet at the New York Public Library reading room.

You know what I loved about this set of pics? (please do click the link and scroll through!!) Seeing different ethnic backgrounds creeping into a traditionally Caucasian-dominated art-form. Still dominated? Sure, but the way we start is by … starting.


So very beautiful!!

What a great collection. It’s remarkable just how little it takes to make our mundane existence suddenly seem magical. If you’re open to it.